Tuesday, April 11, 2006

More surveillance: over your head, car, house, garden, campus, campsite, beach, back yard, etc.

NPR reported on the development for domestic police use of drones equipped with cameras. At about $30,000 per unit, according to a report on BoingBoing.net, this surveillance equipment is much cheaper than a helicopter at $2-3 million apiece and about $2800 per hour to operate.

Since the early 20th century when telephone wiretapping began, the Supreme Court has linked Fourth Amendment protections to expectations of privacy.

What happens when we no longer have any expectation of privacy?

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